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Old 08-08-21, 03:29 PM
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Who eats "cookies" while touring?

I know ... I'm only supposed to eat healthy stuff while out touring.
But when I'm climbing a big mountain pass - I must confess -
I sneak a package of Oreos into my handlebar bag.
And I reward myself with a cookie every mile.
If it's really steep - every half-mile.
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This is what I thought the thread below was titled; then I saw it was "Who eats 'cookless' while touring!"

Anyway, I'm more of a brownie guy, but yeah, the more miles I ride in one shot, the more fresh-baked goods I consume at the end.
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Paging Mr. Phil Gaimon to the white courtesy phone.

I do enjoy a good cookie now and again but usually not while riding not for dislike of cookies or some health reasons I usually just don't carry them as they aren't a go to snack while touring or riding for me.
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Old 08-08-21, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by jamawani View Post
I know ... I'm only supposed to eat healthy stuff while out touring.
What?
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Old 08-09-21, 03:44 AM
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I sometimes eat cookies while riding. They aren't my go to riding snack, but yeah I do like them. Fig Newtons are a favorite for me. I love chocolate chip cookies, but the general run of store bought ones just don't meet expectations. If only they were like home made....
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Old 08-09-21, 05:03 AM
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+1 on the Newtons. Out west I have often found Little Debbie’s fig bars. Great to pick up along the way if next morning I won’t be near a grocery source. A box it light and has enough for breakfast and snacks later in the day. Individually wrapped, so they stay fresh longer.

But I must admit that Strawberry Newtons are my weakness. Had some two weekends ago during a three-day trip. The store was sold out during my overnight trip several weeks ago. I was bummed.
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Old 08-09-21, 05:06 AM
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If I hit a minimart early, I put 2 Lil Debbies powered and 1 chocolate mini donuts into my handlebar bag. I eat the chocolate right away. As I ride along, I take one every once in a while until the zweites Frühstück or the third
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Old 08-09-21, 06:02 AM
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Of course a "real" bakery is my first choice for really good treats! I still fondly remember some stops from years ago. I was so sad when I returned to Rawlins WY years later to find the Mennonite bakery was gone and it was just an empty lot. I remember that when we were there on the TA, I asked the lady what was good. She said "Just point a finger and you will be pointing at something good". I got the pecan sticky bun and it was amazing!

The place was half bakery and half cut rate store with stuff with expired dates.
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I realized I could do cookless after a trip on the Dempster Highway when I had brought a lot of dried fruit, peanut butter, crackers, etc.

I had a stove and pots and pans with me, but in some spots the mosquitoes were numerous enough that I was just as happy snacking on stuff I had brought than being out in the bugs cooking.

That trip had ~231 miles until the first point of civilization at Eagle Plains motel, so if I could make that gap w/o cooking, I could do other trips as well.
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Originally Posted by mev View Post
I realized I could do cookless after a trip on the Dempster Highway when I had brought a lot of dried fruit, peanut butter, crackers, etc.

I had a stove and pots and pans with me, but in some spots the mosquitoes were numerous enough that I was just as happy snacking on stuff.
Been there. Double layer of clothes and a mosquito net.
And still, the biting flies could get through to my shoulder blades.
So I cycled one-handed and used the other with a bandana to swat.
Definitely worth it, though.

And definitely a time for cookies - not cooking.
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Originally Posted by jamawani View Post
I know ... I'm only supposed to eat healthy stuff while out touring.

Pish-posh. I eat more sugar, salt, and fat while touring than I do in my regular life by a large margin -- it's fine -- in regular life I'm not cycling on a loaded bike for 5-7+ hours every day, and my body tells me it needs those things, so....

I do try to eat a lot of fresh fruits and veggies on tour, but that's not always very practical or available, although roadside stands in fruit country are astounding and wonderful.

Yes to cookies, hooray for pastries, hurrah for ice cream, and huzzah for salty snacks!
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Old 08-09-21, 05:12 PM
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When touring, I eat whatever my eyes tell me to eat. Autopilot. I can't replace all the calories anyway. There is a pie shop in Missouri or maybe Kentucky but I think it was Missouri. Awesome homemade pie. I probably had 6 slices of different pies
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Old 08-09-21, 05:49 PM
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That "cookless" thread was started back in 2008 so, it's probably unlikely that the OP will see this but, yeah, a hyphen can help avoid a lot of confusion, thus improving your chances of getting relevant readership.

I say that because, personally, I don't eat cookies from most stores but, I might be interested in other cook-less food. Not if it's any type of seafood, though so, cockles are definitely out!
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Old 08-09-21, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by staehpj1 View Post
I sometimes eat cookies while riding. They aren't my go to riding snack, but yeah I do like them. Fig Newtons are a favorite for me. I love chocolate chip cookies, but the general run of store bought ones just don't meet expectations. If only they were like home made....
Commercially available chocolate chip cookies haven't tasted right in at least 25 years, maybe longer. I think it began when they replaced the sugar with high fructose corn syrup and got much worse when they removed the trans fats. Having a store-bought cookie at the end of a ride is no longer a treat for me. My wife's homemade almond flour chocolate chip cookies are an entirely different story -- and now I have to go eat one because you've got me talking about them.
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Old 08-10-21, 03:29 AM
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Commercially available chocolate chip cookies haven't tasted right in at least 25 years, maybe longer.
I am 70 years old and don't remember any store bought chocolate chip cookies ever being up to comparison to the standard home baked toll house cookie.
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Old 08-10-21, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by jamawani View Post
I know ... I'm only supposed to eat healthy stuff while out touring.
Whoa Nellie, who said this ? If this is true then I've been doing it all wrong over these many years. And yes, I consume cookies, and worse yet, Pop Tarts, but only when on tour (the nearest thing to injecting sugar into one's veins)
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Whoa Nellie, who said this ? If this is true then I've been doing it all wrong over these many years.
Now you have me thinking of the 18 Oz ribeye at Casagranda’s in Butte, MT, served with bread, a big salad, soup of the day (which always seems to be chili), choice of potato or pasta and a scoop of ice cream.
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The way the title's written with the inverted commas around "cookies," makes it seem like a euphamism for something.
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Old 08-11-21, 05:36 AM
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The way the title's written with the inverted commas around "cookies," makes it seem like a euphamism for something.
It’s a play on another thread about eating cookless. Some people were reading it as cookies.
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For riding, my reward cookie is oatmeal raisin. The best thing I ever ate at a bike event was a self made peanut butter and strawberry preserves between two oatmeal raisin cookies. Oh, it was heavenly. Make sure you turn the bottom cookie upside down.
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I eat Chip's Ahoy while touring the pages of BF but not on the bike (I would lose chips and crumbs).
M&M's for quick energy on the bike.
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Food is fuel. The best part of bike touring is "second breakfastes".
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Originally Posted by Bassmanbob View Post
For riding, my reward cookie is oatmeal raisin.
The last time I pulled into Sprague Creek Campground in Glacier NP the wife of the host gave me 5 oatmeal raisin cookies still warm from the oven. I ate 3 and gave 2 away to other campers.
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The last time I pulled into Sprague Creek Campground in Glacier NP the wife of the host gave me 5 oatmeal raisin cookies still warm from the oven. I ate 3 and gave 2 away to other campers.
You are more generous than I am.
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When I'm touring and I'm hungry even the road kill needs to be careful.
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